Academy: Nantwich

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Session Details:

Main Academy
Age 6 - 18
  Friday - 16:45 to 20:00
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Age 4 & 5
  Friday - 16:45 to 18:30
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How To Find Us:

Malbank School & Sixth Form College
Welsh Row

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Primary Student £92.00  per month
Sibling Student £69.00  per month
Poppets Student  £46.00  per month

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07925 000 220

PQA Nantwich

PQA Nantwich runs performing arts classes on Fridays from Malbank School & Sixth Form College. Young people aged 6-18 years spend 3 hours learning a variety of performing arts skills across our three modules, Musical Theatre, Comedy & Drama and Film & Television. Children aged 4 & 5 experience our early years introduction to performing arts, Poppets.

This year in our Comedy & Drama classes we'll be discovering comedy, improvisation, monologues and sketch-writing, as we develop performance skills like character development and life skills like empathy and critical thinking.

In Musical Theatre, our young performers will be building their confidence in performance and script work, as they explore sining, choreography and ensemble work, with several performance opportunities along the way.

In Film & TV, our young filmmakers will getting to know some of the big screen classics, as well as getting hands-on with our industry standard equipment and building on teamwork and communication skills. Parents and carers should get the popcorn ready for a special showing of work too!

PQA Nantwich is open for 41 weeks of the year and you can enrol at any time!

Our first academy session will be on 20th September 2024.

Principal note:

I am so so thrilled to be the Principal of PQA Nantwich!

I have worked for PQA for the last 8 years initially I started my PQA journey as a Film and TV teacher. I very quickly fell in love with making wild films on my weekends, and helping to tell our students hilarious stories through the art of cinema. I found teaching young people about film, camera, storytelling and working as a team to create something was incredible. Seeing the students grow in confidence and see their ideas on the big cinemas screen was something I loved!

After 4 years of making a range of exciting films for PQA Chester, I was lucky enough to be offered the role of Principal of the school in 2021. Since then, I have loved producing incredible films, shows, musicals, plays and providing our students with unique and wonderful performance opportunities. From winning film festivals awards with our students short films, to performing on the West End stage, I have loved supporting and helping students with their confidence and love of performing and being creative!

While I am not at PQA, I am a professional filmmaker and actress. I have performed and toured the country in plays and musicals and adverts and also spend lots of time behind the camera as a Director, Camera Operator and Producer.

I started my Film and TV career with a 1st Class Degree in degree in Media and Performance from the University of Salford. While I was at university, I undertook various placements with production companies. including working with the BBC and ITV on shows such as Surprise Surprise and Emmerdale. I then went onto work for Into Film, and with the British Film Institute teaching film making and television production. This lead to making award winning shorts with young people all over the UK. I then undertook a Masters in Film, TV and production at The University of Birmingham where I then went on to be part of Channel 4s young directors scheme Random Acts.

Navigating the world of Film, Theatre and TV can be tricky but also very exciting! My job as principal is to support all of our students at PQA with their dreams and goals whether this is to perform on the West End stage, be the next young movie director or to grow in confidence, whilst make some wild and wonderful friends.

At PQA Nantwich we are a warm welcoming place for any child to develop a love of themselves and creativity!

Academy Details

Main Academy: :Friday   16:45 to 20:00
Poppets: :Friday   16:45 to 18:30

How To Find Us:

Malbank School & Sixth Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, Cheshire East, CW5 5HD

Contact Us:

[email protected]
07925 000 220


Primary Student £92.00 per calendar month
Sibling Student £69.00 per calendar month
Poppets Student £46.00 per calendar month

Meet The Nantwich Team

Our Modules

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre classes combine singing, dance and acting. We teach our students a range of…


Film & Television

PQA is the largest provider of Film and Television education in the UK for under…


Comedy & Drama

Our Comedy & Drama lessons provide our students with the knowledge of theatrical forms and…



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